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Victims of Crime

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According to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the total violent crime victimization rate declined 22% from 2019 to 2020.  Additionally, the rate of property crime victimization declined for the second year in a row.  (Source:  Bureau of Justice Statistics,  Criminal Victimization, 2020, October 2021).

OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.  Learn more and access resources below.


Programs & Initiatives

Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:

Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices. And, visit the Victims section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.

Training & Technical Assistance

Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:

Additional Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Date Modified: July 1, 2021
Date Created: August 31, 2020